Addonics Quad mSATA PCIe SSD

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  1. JD575 macrumors member

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  2. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

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    Per SSD, right?
     
  3. JD575 thread starter macrumors member

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    I believe it would be for the card, not each one if its in a RAID config. Otherwise in a JBOD, it would be per SSD.
     
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    If it did more than 3000-4000 mb/s RAID-0 across 4 SSDs then we're talking
     
  5. ShawnF, Nov 23, 2014
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    The Marvell chipset used here is only 2X so you should match your expectations accordingly. I bought it cos the price was good and I had spare mSata SSDs lying around.

    I got 2 Crucial M500s in RAID 0 on this thing. Getting close to 700MBs read and 600MBs write. The M500s are not great for writes so I imagine the number should go up if I were to put in some Samsung EVOs in there.

    The other 2 slots are plugged to my OSX and Windows boot drives. Yup it will boot up OSX and bootcamp. There is another model sold on Addonics that cannot do this.
     
  6. JD575 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks Shawn. I am thinking of using 840s. Looking at your reply, now I am wondering if you can have two separate RAID 0s?

    JD
     
  7. ShawnF, Nov 24, 2014
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    Yes - you can have set the Marvell utility to do hardware RAID in Windows initially. There is no OSX version of the utility so you will need Windows if you want to go the hardware RAID route.

    The alternative is to go the software route- plug in the 4 SSDs, partition them in HFS+ and then get OSX to run them in 2 separate RAID0 configurations.

    My RAID 0 mSata setup has been running almost 6 months now without any issue.
     
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    If you set up the RAID0 in windows, will it become a bootable OS X drive? Meaning if you raid0 4 1TB mSATA cards, and then install OS X on it, will the machine boot as if it had a single 4TB SSD boot drive?

    Thanks!
     
  9. brand macrumors 601

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    Yes
     
  10. ZombiePhysicist macrumors 6502

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    Thanks brand!
     

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